Review & Photos: Refused, Wax Idols impress at Great American Music Hall

Refused (photo: Nikolas Soelter) Thursday evening saw the return of Swedish punk legends Refused to San Francisco, this time performing at the Great American Music Hall, and not the notably larger Warfield Theatre as they did on their last visit. Perhaps you can only hold people's interest so long, even after a 14-year hiatus, although the night's inspired and frenzied audience indicated otherwise. Wax Idols (photo: Nikolas Soelter) Opening the show were local favorites Wax Idols. Frontwoman Hether Fortune addressed the fact that the band has been quiet for some time, explaining they've been working on new material, had member [...]

White Lung announces tour with Refused with stop in San Francisco

(photo: Zarah Cheng for Creep Magazine)   White Lung isn't exactly a band for the weak-hearted. The snarling punk trio has a live show that's loud, turbulent, and a little bit deafening, but honestly, those characteristics are what make them so engrossing to watch (or mosh to, if that's what you're into). Led by the dynamic Mish Way with support from drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou, guitarist Kenneth William, and touring addition Lindsey Troy on bass (from Deap Valley), White Lung is prepping to release their follow-up to last year's Deep Fantasy. This May, they'll be hitting the road with Refused, stopping in [...]

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White Lung to play Rickshaw Stop with Wax Idols, REDREDRED

In this day and age, it's not hard to find and discover incredibly influential female musicians. This is the point where I direct you to a show that just so happens to feature a handful of 'em. Canadian punk band White Lung is playing a show with Wax Idols and REDREDRED at the Rickshaw Stop on July 22. White Lung, hot off the release of their third album Deep Fantasy on Domino Records last month, is a band not to be missed. Known for intricate guitar riffs and powerful vocals with a post punk twist, the band is known for [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: White Lung, CYMBALS, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Tuesday, July 22nd White Lung, Wax Idols, Red Red Red @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, July 23rd CYMBALS, Astronauts, etc., The Wild Wild @ The Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here.

White Lung offers grainy new video for “Face Down”

If you don't remember what VHS is, you're probably just old enough to be offended by the lo-fi quality of White Lung's new video "Face Down," a track featured on their upcoming third full-length album, Deep Fantasy, which is slated for a June 17th release.  For those of you who grew up on grainy images and DIY attitude, however, you'll probably revel in the low-budget energy, the Wayne's World-esque backseat headbanging, the Godard jump cuts and semi-pagan, Wicker Man imagery. The thematic styling may be a homage to cheap, grunge music videos from the early '90s, but the music defies [...]

Review & Photos: Metz, White Lung, Mrs. Magician @ Bottom of the Hill, 4/30/13

By the start of Tuesday night's show at Bottom of the Hill, the turnout was a little concerning. With a bill headlined by Metz (one of Sub Pop's newer novelty punk bands) and their Canadian tour mates White Lung, you'd think it would have a heavy attendance. But at 9:15, when San Diego surf pop openers Mrs. Magician started their set, the room was maybe a quarter of the way full. By White Lung, it was packed, and rightfully so, for a pretty solid lineup of loud and heavy. It's often been argued that Metz falls into a 90s punk/indie [...]

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279)

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the electronic pop of Exray's to the fiery punk of White Lung, June's concert calendar features a wide variety of highlights. Like Exray's, Still Flyin and Adios Amigo are also celebrating new albums this month, but it's not just the locals who have exciting records to offer. Japandroids' latest finds the band in peak DIY noise pop form, [...]

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